MORRIS PARK, the Bronx (PIX11) — A 16-year-old girl was fatally struck by a truck driver in the Bronx on Wednesday, police said.
The teen was by Neill and Paulding avenues around 8:20 a.m. when she was hit by a 46-year-old truck driver as he made a left turn, officials said. She was critically injured and rushed a hospital for treatment to trauma to the body.
The teen, identified as Alissa Kolenovic, succumbed to her injures.
Officials said the driver, 46-year-old Joseph Zillitto Jr., remained at the scene. The 46 year old was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to use due care.
The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.